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The elective focus area stem provides a set amount of credit that students use to build strength in a technical focus area by completing a minor, earning a certificate, or pursuing a tailored program of study.

Students choose Elective Focus Area (EFA) courses consistent with traditional career goals or nontraditional career goals. Their choice of degree plan and courses may affect the...

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Most majors can now declare a minor on ISIS. If you think you may have enough credits for a minor in a subject closely related to your major (like math, chemistry, biology, physics, computer science, or business), we encourage you to use the Graduation Analysis at the Registrar's office located in...

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Some courses need to be manually placed into your degree audit.  To determine if this is the case, you should do the following to guarantee that the course should be applied to your degree.

  1. If you are transferring a course from another institution you should check the following websites to see if the course was previously approved:
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If you have courses in your course pool that have not yet been approved, or if you have seminars that have not been completed, you should discuss these issues with your advisor and then submit the appropriate forms, with signatures, to the Student Development Center, 3124 SC. Note: Engineering students enrolled in the College after 2003 must have an EFA Plan of Study Form on file...

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Your GEC simply needs to be placed in your degree. To do this you need to email Megan Allen, provide your name, student ID#, and state the GEC course that needs to be placed in your degree.

Most UI course descriptions are found in the University of Iowa Catalog or on ISIS. Descriptions of transfer courses can frequently be found by finding the catalog link on the transferring institution's web site. Questions...

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Each major's curriculum is available in the Student Development Center, 3124 Seamans Center, under the glass counter top, or online.  The curriculum is a guideline for students to follow but it is not the mandatory order in which some classes have to be taken. Students who wish to differ from the suggested curriculum should first speak with their advisor to make sure the appropriate courses...

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Two weeks before early registration, your advisor will put a sign up sheet on their door. It is necessary that declared majors make an appointment in order to receive registrations codes. Emailing your advisor is always a good idea if there is a conflict between your availability and the availability of your advisor. Students should...

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Undeclared engineering students are advised by the staff members in the Student Development Center.  If you have not yet declared an engineering major and have questions regarding registration, credits, or schedules, you will meet with Amy Brewster, Rebecca Machen or Nancy Schneider in the Student Development Center (3124 SC). During early registration undeclared engineering students will sign...

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Students who do not achieve or surpass University of Iowa cumulative and semester minimum grade-point averages of 2.00 are placed on academic probation.

Students on academic probation are restored to good standing when they successfully complete an additional 9 s.h. toward an engineering degree, either in one semester or cumulatively, and their University of Iowa cumulative...

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